Antibiotic Research UK seeks to award contract for drug candidate testing
Do you conduct antiobiotic screening? ANTRUK has a number of ideas that require testing in a qualified laboratory, and the charity wishes to award a contract for this testing.
REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS
Antibiotic Research UK (ANTRUK) is a UK-based charity which was established to seek solutions to the growing global crisis of resistance to our essential antibiotics.
The charity is initially focused on seeking ways to break resistance to humanity’s established antibiotics, by identifying ‘Antibiotic Resistance Breakers’ (ARBs). ARBs are being sought from established drugs from any therapeutic area and nutraceuticalsalready in use in humans and therefore likely to be safe for co-administration with antibiotics.
ANTRUK has a number of ideas that require testing in a qualified laboratory, and the charity wishes to award a contract for this testing.
Applicants should have the capability to handle up to 100,000 assays in 96-well or 384-well plate formats including liquid handling capability. Applicants should be able to provide evidence of recent relevant experience of antibacterial screening and evidence of established procedures for screening and data handling. Facilities for safe handling of Hazard Group II bacterial pathogens are essential. Applicants should have a well-characterised bacterial strain collection which includes multi-drug resistant strains of E. coli, K. pneumoniae, P. aeruginosa and A. baumanii. Appropriate quality procedures need to be in place.
Potential applicants for the contract should register their interest by contacting ANTRUK using the email address below as soon as possible to obtain more detailed information on the application process, criteria for selection, and the selection process.
The deadline for final applications is 5.00pm UK Time Thursday 31 March, 2016
Electronic applications only please to be sent to;
Informal enquiries should be directed to Dr Lloyd Czaplewski – tel: +44(0)1235 532481 (landline) or +44(0) 07836 554231 (mob)